Waat Si Saket Essay

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INTRODUCTION The temple Wat Si Saket was built in the year 1818 by mandate King Anouvong in 1824. Due to the great splendour of Wat Si Saket, this was the favourite place of the King of Laos to meet the aristocracy. Though, this temple had been influenced by the French Colonial in 1924 and 1930. Just across the street from the Presidential Palace and just a block from the Mekong River, it’s most famous for its collection of 2000 or so ceramic and silver Buddha statues on display in its cloisters. The complex’s architecture is also different to most other Lao Wats. It was built in the Siamese style rather than the traditional Lao style, something that’s evident in both the styles of the Buddha statues and the ornate five-tiered roof on the buildings.…show more content…
Other than that, they also repeat the carving that placed at the upper part of the column as well. 5. Rhythm Rhythm could be seen at the design of the tiered roof as it has the movement from a large roof and it became smaller. This tiered roof also meant that they will be closer to their god. And architecturally, it will make the space inside larger and create grandeur feeling inside this Wat Si Saket. 6. Unity The main building of this Wat Si Saket started at the centre courtyard of this building. This is where they place the sim. It also gives spiritual meaning where their god unite all of them in that holy place as they belief. SUMMARY Wat Si Saket was actually an indigenous building. However, after it has been destroyed, the French renovated this temple and implied the influences of French Colonial as well. This building was actually built as the worship and administration place but nowadays, this building has become museum as well. And after the first renovation, there are several facilities have been added such as library. This building seem new compared to the main building of the temple. Nevertheless, this building actually stored the scripture and also writings from the old

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